Mumbai: After getting defeated from India at Ahmadabad, Alastair Cook’s England showed great discipline and form to demolish the Indian side. England won the Mumbai Test by 10 wickets and levelled the series.
India finished third day on 117 for 7 and the hopes for a draw were shattered. Gautam Gambhir was not out with off spinner Harbhajan Singh at the end of the third day. On fourth day, when play resumed, the Indians were bowled out for a miserable 141 within an hour’s play. This left the visitors a small and easy target of only 57 runs. England completed the task without losing a single wicket as Nick Compton scored 30 runs and skipper Alastair Cook scored 18 runs. England achieved this target only in 9.4 overs.
Gambhir was the only batsman who showed some resistance and scored 65 important runs for the hosts. Gambhir was adjourned leg before wicket as replay showed that Gambhir was a bit unlucky to be given out.
For England, the pick of the bowlers were spinners Monty Panesar and Greame Swann. Panesar took 6 wickets and Swann scalped 4 wickets respectively. There are two more test matches remaining which will be held at Kolkata and Nagpur. Kolkata test will be starting from December 5.